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Park Café

posted Jul 16, 2017, 12:32 PM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Jul 16, 2017, 12:33 PM ]

July 13 through August 31 - While browsing the Wisner Park markets on Thursdays, enjoy a great lunch at affordable prices from the Park Café, which operates inside the Beecher Hall (next to the Park).

Sample Menu at Park Café
  •  Curried Chicken Salad and Roll
  •  Roasted Red Beet Salad and Roll
  •  Macaroni & Cheese, Salad and a Roll
  •  Mahshi Filfil with feta cheese Sauce
  •  Hot Dog w/ Meat Sauce

Summer Lecture Series

posted Jun 6, 2017, 12:47 PM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 12:49 PM ]

June 14, 21, and 28 at 7:30 pm -

- The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College is pleased to announce the 2017 Park Church Summer Lecture Series.  The lecture series features three lectures in June at the historic and cultural landmark, The Park Church, 208 W. Gray Street, Elmira.   
  • The first lecture, “Twain and the Hawaiian Nation” presented by Molly Ball, assistant professor of English at Eureka College is Wednesday, June 14
  • The series continues on Wednesday, June 21, with “Conjuring the Superstitions of a Nation: Magic, Memory, and Huckleberry Finn,” presented by Sarah Ingle, English lecturer at the University of Virginia. 
  • The Park Church Series concludes on Wednesday, June 28 with “Artemus Ward: The Man Who Made Lincoln Laugh,” presented by John Pascal, English teacher at Seton Hall Preparatory School in New Jersey. 

Worship with John McGee

posted Jun 6, 2017, 12:38 PM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 12:39 PM ]

Sunday, June 11 at 10 am - Worship this week will be created with the combined efforts of our new members and the leadership of John McGee. Come and hear as they tell us what their affiliation with Park means to them. Congregational Life will meet after worship.

Vacation Bible School Day Camp

posted May 29, 2017, 9:58 AM by Park Church Web

June 26 - 30, 2017
First Presbyterian Church

Spirit Cafe

posted May 29, 2017, 9:46 AM by Park Church Web   [ updated May 29, 2017, 9:50 AM ]

The Spirit of Interdependence
Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m.
Beecher Hall, Park Church, Downtown Elmira

A safe place to talk with others about things that are on your mind and feed your body at the same time. Bring a friend or meet one at the Church!

This month's discussion topic of interdependence will include your personal web of connections to people, places, and things. How can we improve our ability to "be the change we want to see" with our choices? This month's meal features the spring harvest: Vidalia Onion Soup, Mega Green Salad, Festival Rice with Asparagus and Strawberry Shortcake. Donations for the meal accepted at the door. Join with others for readings, table discussion, and piano music by Jose Gomez (Jogo).

Please RSVP by calling 607-733-9104 or 

Mother's Day Brunch

posted May 8, 2017, 5:10 AM by Joe Fahs   [ updated May 8, 2017, 5:16 AM ]

- The Park Church -

Sunday May 14, 2017
11:15 am (right after services)

Join us for fun, food and most importantly, fellowship

The Menu

French Toast Casserole
Broccoli and Cheese Quiche
Bacon and Swiss Frittata (gluten free)
Sausage and Cheese Frittata (gluten free)
Fresh Fruit
Homemade Cinnamon buns

$9.00 per person


posted May 8, 2017, 5:06 AM by Joe Fahs   [ updated May 8, 2017, 5:09 AM ]

Wednesday, May 10 -

Discussion to follow movie -- Catholic Charities staff members will join us for 99 Homes and will be able to speak to foreclosures locally, zombie houses, impact on neighborhoods, importance of homeownership as a wealth/asset building way to address poverty, etc.

Maundy Thursday

posted Apr 13, 2017, 4:42 AM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 4:43 AM ]

Maundy Thursday - April 13 - 6 pm - Service in Beecher Hall with music, readings, and candlelight

Easter Dawn Pageant

posted Apr 3, 2017, 4:31 AM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 4:37 AM ]

Easter Dawn Pageant: Sunday, April 16 at 6:30 am - Draxler Park, 1516 Pennsylvania Ave, Pine City

Harvest of the Empire

posted Mar 27, 2017, 4:38 AM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 4:44 AM ]


Beecher Hall, enter via parking lot, side door near Gray St 



Harvest of Empire, a feature-length documentary, examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist Juan González, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.

From the wars for territorial expansion that gave the U.S. control of Puerto Rico, Cuba and more than half of Mexico, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Harvest of Empire unveils a moving human story that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S. “They never teach us in school that the huge Latino presence here is a direct result of our own government’s actions in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America over many decades -- actions that forced millions from that region to leave their homeland and journey north,” says Juan González at the beginning of the film.

Harvest of Empire provides a rare and powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely-noted triumphs of our nation’s growing Latino community. The film features present day immigrant stories, rarely seen archival material, as well as interviews with such respected figures as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Díaz, Mexican historian Dr. Lorenzo Meyer, journalists Maria Hinojosa and Geraldo Rivera, Grammy award-winning singer Luis Enrique, and poet Martín Espada.

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